Coast Guard assists as good Samaritans rescue 4 adults, 2 children

Coast Guard assists as good Samaritans rescue 4 adults, 2 children
Coast Guard helicopter crews responded to a capsized boat with four adults and two children and coordinated their rescue at the mouth of Baffin Bay April 11, 2017. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew responded to a capsized boat with four adults and two children aboard and coordinated their rescue at the mouth of Baffin Bay Monday. At 1:15 p.m., Sea Tow dispatchers called Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from grounded shrimp boat

Coast Guard rescues 3 from grounded shrimp boat
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted three men off of a disabled shrimp boat that grounded early Tuesday morning near Pass Cavalo, about 5 miles southeast of Port O’Connor. Monday at 11:21 p.m., Calhoun County Sherrif’s office called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and reported the Scatterbrain, a 67-foot shrimp boat with three people aboard,...

Coast Guard medevacs adult, child from car accident

Coast Guard medevacs adult, child from car accident
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced two victims of a car accident from a remote location on Matagorda Peninsula, near Pierce Airfield, Saturday. At 6:19 p.m., Matagorda County Sheriff’s office called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders to request assistance to medevac a 12-year-old boy with a hip injury and a 30-year-old woman with a knee...

Coast Guard interdicts 2 lancha crews illegally fishing in US

Coast Guard interdicts 2 lancha crews illegally fishing in US
A lancha boat floats in South Padre Island, Texas after being seized by Coast Guard law enforcement crews on Mar. 27, 2017. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas. Saturday evening, Coast Guard crews stopped a lancha with four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal...

Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife rescue 8 after boat collision near Port Aransas jetties

Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife rescue 8 after boat collision near Port Aransas jetties
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a man and seven others were rescued from the water by Coast Guard crews, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department crews, and good Samaritans after a boating incident involving two boats near the Port Aransas jetties Saturday. At 9:35 a.m., the Port Aransas Police Department called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and reported...

Coast Guard medevacs man with back injury from remote location

Coast Guard medevacs man with back injury from remote location
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced an injured man near an isolated fishing cabin about 8 miles south of Baffin Bay, along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Friday. The person medevaced was a 46-year-old male from San Antonio. At 5:15 p.m., the injured man’s father called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders to report his son’s injuries. He reported that his...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from charter boat in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard medevacs woman from charter boat in Gulf of Mexico
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard patrol boat crew medevaced a 27-year-old woman from a charter boat 35 miles off Port Aransas, Monday afternoon. The Coast Guard Cutter Steelhead crew medevaced her after receiving a distress call at 1 p.m. from the charter boat, stating a woman aboard had a seizure and fell, injuring her head. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders coordinated the medevac. The...

Coast Guard searches for 3 duck hunters near Matagorda Bay

Coast Guard searches for 3 duck hunters near Matagorda Bay
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are searching for three men who went duck hunting in the vicinity of Carancahua Bay, between Port Lavaca and Palacios, and did not return Friday morning. Missing are Starett Burke from Wallisville, Spencer Hall from Mont Belvieu, and Chris Ruckman from Dayton. The men reportedly launched their 17-foot, green, flat-bottomed...

Coast Guard locates body of missing man in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas

Coast Guard locates body of missing man in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard aircrew found the body of a 61-year-old fisherman Monday, after he was reported missing off Mustang Island earlier in the morning. The Corpus Christi Police Department notified Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders at 7:35 a.m. The police reported that the man’s wife was waiting in the car when he went wade fishing Sunday at about 11 p.m. They...